I remember my mother
cleaning her carpets
by turning them upside down
on the snow
What could be a treat for your heart's delight?
Father and daughter
It's very hot at midday on the sand
Look to your sisters, daughter
See they are shaded
They have each other
And their Ayah
I want to ride that camel, father
Well wear your sunshade hat, daughter
Darling daughter weep for your mother
Care for your little sisters
They are twins, they have each other
But I will be their little mother
We will go over the sea, daughter
Over the water
What will we do there, over the sea, father?
Will it be warm there?
No, it is colder over the water
But we will bring our Ayah
Can I ride a horse there father?
Or something other?
We will play tennis, my daughter
Like I taught you
I will live at the workplace quarters
Since my back hurts, daughter
Not with us, my father?
No, you and your sisters
Will have this house and a keeper
To feed you and love you
My dark-eyed, dark-haired daughters
Like your beautiful mother before you